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  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • The crew on Nov. 12, 2004 Nov 11, 2014 11:45 AM
    Ten years ago today, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth was piloting a Black Hawk helicopter that was shot down over Iraq. That critical moment cost her both legs and partial use of one arm and launched a career in politics. On the annivesary, she and her former crew members talk in detail about what happened in Iraq and their journeys over the past decade.

     
  • What is Duckworth’s future in politics? Nov 11, 2014 6:44 PM
    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth signature TV ad in her campaign for re-election featured Black Hawk helicopters flying and focused on legislation to help veterans. “I used to fly to work at 140 mph,” she says in the spot. Being a veteran is a key part of Duckworth’s political identity and one that can appeal to independent voters as she pursues politics in the future. Yet, her own history shows it doesn’t make her immune to political defeat,

     
  • How two helicopter crews got Duckworth out of Iraq Nov 12, 2014 12:33 PM
    In a damaged Black Hawk helicopter in enemy territory in Iraq, Tammy Duckworth and her crew were easy targets. The person who fired the rocket-propelled grenade could not be more than a half mile away, and three of the four crew members were injured, Duckworth severely. “I am a warrior and a member of a team,” says the Soldier's Creed. Together, they all made it out.

     
  • 10 years after losing her legs, Duckworth returns to flying Nov 13, 2014 5:49 AM
    “When I got back in a helicopter, it felt like home.” Ten years after she lost her legs when a rocket-propelled grenade hit her helicopter in Iraq, Tammy Duckworth is beginning to fly again. This has been a year of many changes for Duckworth, who said she misses being a soldier but finds strength in her friendship with the soldiers who saved her life.

     
  • DuPage board candidates tackle budget, social issues Oct 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    DuPage County Board member John Curran says he would continue to pursue ways to deliver county services more efficiently if he’s elected to another term on the board. Meanwhile, his opponent in next month’s election — Pamela Miles — is promising to promote community involvement by being a visible presence in the district she hopes to represent.

     
  • Addison meat company founder to focus on millenials Sep 15, 2014 5:01 AM
    Kukec's People features Monika Rose Walas, founder and president of Mistica Foods in Addison, who has some new ideas for the meat processing industry.

     
  • DuPage referendums concern roads, airport noise, facilities Aug 30, 2014 7:40 AM
    More than two dozen referendum questions will appear on the November ballot in DuPage County and cover a variety of topics, from deteriorating streets in Villa Park to complaints about airplane noise in towns neighboring O'Hare International Airport. “The residents are really getting clobbered with plane noise,” Itasca Village President Jeff Pruyn said.

     
  • Moving Picture: Lemont competitive shooter ranks among best in U.S. Jul 11, 2014 2:25 PM
    Competitive shooter TD Roe is in a league of her own. One of nine siblings, Roe started shooting in 2006 to spend time with her brothers. With a background in competitive sports, Roe applied her talents and training and now is a nationally-ranked United States Practical Shooting Association shooter. Roe also teaches firearms classes in East Dundee and Lombard.

     
  • Images: Storms in the suburbs and Chicago Jul 1, 2014 11:06 AM
    Storms moved through the suburbs Monday evening dumping heavy rains and leaving residents without power. High winds caused damage and some homes were struck by lightning.

     
  • Memorial planned for Republican leader Radogno’s daughter Jun 22, 2014 9:39 AM
    Memorial arrangements have been announced for Lisa Radogno, the daughter of Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno. Visitation is set for Friday afternoon and evening at Hallowell and James Funeral Home in Countryside. A memorial service will be Saturday morning at the funeral home. The 31-year-old Radogno died unexpectedly Wednesday a month after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Washington, D.C. She had worked as an executive assistant in the Washington office of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk. Radogno spokeswoman Patty Schuh says the family “appreciates deeply the kind outpouring of sympathy from family and friends across the country.” Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.

     
  • Daughter of state Senate Republican leader Radogno dies Jun 19, 2014 5:36 PM
    Lisa Radogno, the daughter of Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, died unexpectedly of a "massive pulmonary embolism," officials announced late Wednesday. Radogno announced the passing on her Facebook page.

     
  • Iraq veteran dies night before U of I graduation May 19, 2014 5:07 PM
    An Iraq War veteran from Lemont who was only a day away from graduating at the University of Illinois has died after being struck by a car while riding his motorcycle, authorities and the university said.

     
  • U of I student from Lemont killed in crash May 18, 2014 11:39 PM
    A University of Illinois student from Lemont was killed Friday night after a car struck his motorcycle near the Urbana-Champaign campus, police said. Paul W. Davidson, 30, was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital, where he died from his injuries in the crash at University and Lincoln avenues, Urbana police said.

     
  • Martins learn about wool from pros in New Zealand May 12, 2014 10:33 AM
    Kukec's People features Rae and David Martin, owners of Naperville-based Russell Martin Carpet and Rugs, who have returned from a trip to New Zealand after visiting farms to learn more about how wool is sheered, selected and used in carpeting and sold in their store.

     
  • Schaumburg musician sponsors Veena Festival May 10-11 May 6, 2014 2:51 PM
    A music school, Ensemble of Ragas, run by Schaumburg resident and veena artist Sara Ranganathan, and SAPNA, a south suburban Flossmoor group that supports performing arts of India, are teaming up to produce the Sixth North American Veena Festival 9 a.m. Saturday, May 10, to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago in Lemont.

     
  • Longtime taste tester on the edge of foodie trends May 5, 2014 4:55 AM
    Kukec's People features Maria Reyes of Woodridge, who has been a food taste tester for about 30 years, including the last 3 with olive oil at Romeoville-based KeHe.

     
  • Durbin: Fermi and Argonne labs fare well in budget proposal Jan 15, 2014 2:42 PM
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin Tuesday touted federal money for Fermilab in Batavia and Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont thatís included in a budget proposal before Congress. Durbin said the plan would send $797 million to an account in Fermilabís Office of Science that provides for 90 percent of the labís funding. And the lab would get $169 million for other projects and building upgrades on the grounds.

     
  • Online purse-making business gets celebrity attention Jan 13, 2014 7:08 AM
    Kukec's People features Aileen Parks of Lake in the Hills, who has turned a hobby into a business that now reaches celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival, the Primetime Emmys, the Wendy Williams Show and, last weekend, the Golden Globe Awards. Parks hand crafts and custom designs clutch purses for her online business, HYPERLINK "http://www.etsy.com/shop/girlbyaileen"Girl by Aileen.

     
  • Illinois EPA seeking court action on refinery fire Nov 1, 2013 7:12 PM
    Citgo says a fire at its refinery in Lemont did not cause any environmental damage. Earlier in the day, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency asked the stateís attorney generalís office to seek a court order to compel Citgo to do a cause analysis and submit other information for state review.

     
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